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Are You a REAL Iowa State Fan? Enter Our Contest and Prove It!


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If you've been following WRNL for awhile, you know that we've been inching towards 10,000 followers on our Twitter account in the past couple weeks. Yesterday, we finally became a member of the 5-digit club!

To celebrate this occasion and reward our loyal readers/fans, we're giving away two copies of 100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, a book by's Alex Halsted and the Cedar Rapids Gazette's Dylan Montz.

100 Things

The back cover of the book reads as follows:

Most Iowa State fans have taken in a game at Jack Trice Stadium or Hilton Coliseum and have seen highlights of Troy Davis and Fred Hoiberg. But only real fans know how the team name came to be, the location and story behind the "Honor Before Victory" plaque, or were there when the basketball team made an Elite Eight run in 2000.

100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Iowa State athletics. Whether they are die-hard boosters from the days of Earle Bruce on the gridiron or new supporters of Iowa State hoops, fans will value these essential pieces of Cyclones football and basketball knowledge and trivia -- and all of the must-do activities in their lifetime.

So, what do you have to do to win a copy? Well, there are actually two ways you can win! (Feel free to do both!)

1. Twitter

Tweet using the hashtag #RealFanWRNL and tell us your favorite part about being an Iowa State fan in 140 characters or less. All submissions will be read by our staff, and we'll pick our favorite from the bunch and they'll become the winner!

The rules are your Tweet must include the hashtag above (it makes it easier for us to keep track of things) and you MUST be following us. That's it!

2. Facebook

We'll be posting this article on our Facebook page here in a bit. If you have too much to say about being an Iowa State fan and can't fit all of your excitement into one short Tweet, then come on over to Facebook and tell us your story in the comments of this article's Facebook post. Once again, we'll pick our favorite and they will take home a free copy of 100 Things.

The only rule for the Facebook contest is you have to "like" our page to qualify!


We'll accept submissions all the way through tip-off of the first regular season men's basketball game -- that's 4:00 p.m. on November 13. After that, we'll select the winners on both Facebook and Twitter and contact them about receiving their prize!

Good luck, and may the best fans win!